Todd McShay to DP Show: Justin Herbert is like this year’s Josh Allen

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Justin Herbert has yet to make his decision regarding the NFL Draft: should he stay or should he go?

In the meantime, draft analysts are taking time to dig into his junior year tape to better evaluate his talent and project his skill set to the NFL.

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay joined the Dan Patrick Show (M-F 6-9am on The GAME) on Friday morning, and dropped an interesting nugget comparing Justin Herbert to a quarterback from last year’s class.

“Justin Herbert is the most talented of the group,” McShay told DP.  “He’s kind of like the Josh Allen from a year ago, where you know the talent’s there, you know if he’s developed properly [he’ll succeed].  And then you’re seeing as a rookie flashes of him make some great plays but then the inconsistency that you saw throughout his career [in college].”

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The Allen comparison might not leave a pleasant taste in the mouths of Ducks fans, given how much criticism came Buffalo’s way when they selected Allen 7th overall.

But Herbert’s inconsistency, and lack of statistical production accustomed to top picks, is what makes the comparison valid.

Perhaps that is reason for Herbert to stay another year at Oregon.  Or maybe it’s time to go, while his stock is still this high.

What do you think?  Should Herbert come back for another year, or leave for the Draft?




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